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Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Specifications
Frame Coverage 35mm
Lens Construction (groups) 8
Lens Construction (elements) 12
No. of Diaphragm Blades 8
Minimum Aperture 32
Closest Focusing Distance 0.31m (12.2")
Maximum Magnifcation 1x
Filter Diameter 58mm
Maximum Diameter x Length 79mm x 119mm (3.1" x 4.7")
Weight 600g (21.1oz)
The Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM macro may not have the shiny reputation of an L grade lens but it's a great performer nonetheless. It provides sharp images straight from f/2.8 all the way down to f/16 and neither distortions nor lateral CAs are something to worry about. It produces some pronounced vignetting at f/2.8 but within the full format test scope it's actually better than most here.
Canon delivers everything that a photographer could want in a 100mm macro lens: ultrasonic focus motor, internal focus mechanism, non-rotating front element, floating optical group for consistent image quality at different magnifications, rugged construction, and reasonable price.
Ken Rockwell
This 100mm macro's performance is the performance to which other lenses aspire. I wish everything was this good. You can use this lens as a reference against which to compare everything else. It's also a pleasure to use and well made.
If you are looking for a great macro lens, the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro lens is a very good choice. It offers excellent optical performance and middle of the road focal length, working distance and size/weight.
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